Tony Daniel Brings the Rogues to Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #49
Mar 20, 2019
Batman. The Caped Crusader. The Dark Knight. The World’s Greatest Detective. For eight decades he’s fought his relentless war on crime in Gotham City, and for those 80 years readers have been thrilled to read his exploits. But where would he be without all of those colorful villains?
Gemstone Publishing tips its proverbial cap to the bad guys who make Batman such a good guy with Tony Daniel’s Batman’s Rogues Gallery cover of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #49 (CBPG #49). It will be offered in the April PREVIEWS, which can be found online here on Friday, March 22, and in print at local comic shops on Wednesday, March 27. The hardcover carries a $35 cover price, while the soft cover is priced at $29.95
The book is scheduled to go on sale Wednesday, July 17, 2019 with Daniel’s cover serving as the book’s main cover this year. The hardcover version will be available exclusively in comic shops, while the soft cover will be available in comic shops, from traditional booksellers, and from online retailers.
“Batman’s Rogues Gallery has the best lineup of villains in all of comics. They say your heroes are only as good as its villains and it’s definitely true in comics. The Joker, Penguin, Riddler, Two Face, Ivy, Mr. Freeze and Catwoman is a heck of a lineup of bad guys,” said Tony Daniel. “They’re a big part of what makes Batman so much fun to work on.”
Overstreet has been The Bible of serious comic book collectors, dealers, and historians since it was first published in 1970. In addition to the celebration of Batman’s 80th, this edition includes special features on Zorro’s 100th anniversary, updated comic pricing, a remembrance of Stan Lee, and other character anniversaries as well.
With this project, Daniel joins an elite pantheon of artists who have provided covers for the Guide, including Joe Kubert, Will Eisner, Carl Barks, Wally Wood, Alex Schomburg, Murphy Anderson, Mark Chiarello, Joe Jusko, J.G. Jones, Amanda Conner, and Jim Steranko, among others. He said he’s well aware of the company he’s now in.
“I’m extremely honored! I know the list of cover contributors has been filled with icons of the comic book industry and I’m really excited to be added to the list. I’m very happy that I was asked, and also that I got to draw this lineup of characters I’ve never drawn before in one scene,” Daniel said.
“Tony Daniel is a fantastic comic book artist period, but he’s also one of this generation’s premier Batman artists as well. He took our very small springboard and exploded it into a phenomenal cover for the Guide. One look at it, and it immediately sets the mood,” said J.C. Vaughn, Vice-President of Publishing for Gemstone Publishing.
Gemstone Publishing announced our Firefly cover by Diego Galindo on Monday, March 18, and our Hall of Fame cover, Zorro by Michael Wm. Kaluta, on Tuesday, March 19. The announcement of the cover artists for The Big, Big Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #49 will follow on Thursday, March 21.